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Product Review: Amy’s No-Chicken Noodle Soup

It wouldn’t be a review of canned and boxed soups to eat while sick without Amy’s iconic No-Chicken Noodle Soup. One of the very first soups in Amy’s line of canned soups, No Chicken Noodle has long been a vegan fave and has legions of fans. There’s also a few who vehemently don’t like this… Read More ›

Product Review: Amy’s Split Pea Soup

It’s a lovely summer we’re having this winter! After Charlotte’s typically chilly January, February brought us temps in the 70’s – even the upper 70’s – almost every day, with some cooler nights. I believe the change from warm to cold, and alternating between heat and air conditioning, plays a part in all the colds… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great – Organize Your Kitchen, Part IV – Delight In Your Dishes

There is a very veg-friendly Indian restaurant in Charlotte that my partner and I haunt. The food is mostly delightful; the service less so. But every time we go, I can’t help feeling slightly annoyed at drinking water out of a plastic glass.  And using forks and spoons whose sharp edges feel uncomfortable in my… Read More ›

Mardi Gras Recipe Roundup for Fat Tuesday

Can you believe it’s already Fat Tuesday? And can you believe this year Fat Tuesday is on February 13th, which means it’s followed by Ash Wednesday on February 14th – Valentine’s Day?  Yep, the kickoff of Lent – a season of fasting, abstinence, and avoiding temptation – falls on the same day devoted to gorging on chocolates,… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great – Organize Your Kitchen, Part III – Ovens & Stoves

Today we are going to Make 2018 Great by cleaning all our ovens and stovetops! Yes, I know that sounds like a downer. But now that we’ve got our pantry and refrigerator/freezer organized, the next step is to clean our ovens and stovetops … so we’ll find cooking even more enjoyable! This is especially important… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great – Organize Your Kitchen, Part II – Fridge & Freezer

Welcome back to Make 2018 Great! Last time we organized our dry goods pantry. This time, we’re organizing our refrigerator and freezer. The good news is – this will probably go a little more quickly than organizing our pantry! Hopefully, due to the perishable nature of food in your fridge, you’re already cleaning on a… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great – Organize Your Kitchen, Part 1 – Pantry

One of the best things you can do for yourself in 2018 is to clean and organize your kitchen and pantry. I know, I know. This does not sound like one of those fun “bucket list” goals I wrote about. But it’s a goal that pays amazing dividends – to your wallet, body, mind, and… Read More ›

Six “Lucky” Vegan Recipes for New Year’s Day 2018

In the American South, we believe what you eat on New Year’s Day will determine your financial future for the coming year. Here are 6 traditional and non-traditional recipes from my blog. If they don’t bring you wealth, they will surely bring you health! Happy 2018!

Product Reviews: Califia Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew and Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer

“Aprils have never meant that much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” – Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Charlotteans are putting on a brave front this October. The sky is blue, but temperatures have barely dropped. We run our air conditioning every day, dress in shorts after work. The leaves are still… Read More ›

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing are a very well executed cross between cinnamon rolls and pumpkin spice pastries. Perfect on a chilly Autumn morning with a cup of strong black coffee! And … thanks to the beta carotene used for food coloring, these breakfast pastries are quite gorgeous as well.

Not Yo Mama’s Chili Bean And Cream Cheese Dip

“It was one of those days you sometimes get latish in the Autumn, when the sun beams, the birds toot, and there is a bracing tang in the air that sends the blood beetling briskly through the veins.” – P.G. Wodehouse. Ever come across a recipe that seems just too good to be true? Like… Read More ›

The Devil’s Pasta Arrabiata

  “Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste,” – Mick Jagger, Sympathy for the Devil. If the devil came to dinner, what would you serve him? Perhaps Pasta Arrabiata? Because it’s hot as h*ll and pairs well with seitan! Ha ha ha! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Arrabiata actually means “angry,”… Read More ›

Spicy! – A Peek Inside My Kitchen

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Some people are always taking peeks into other’s medicine cabinets or top bureau drawers. I have never been one of those people. Instead of a prurient interest in other people’s panties, I’ve always had a prurient interest in other people’s pantries. Plus,… Read More ›

Sweet and Spicy Curried Butternut Squash

“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch he thinks is the most sincere …” – Charles Schwartz  Does anything say October louder than pumpkins and winter squash? My original intent was to make kaddu ki sabzi – an Indian spicy, salty, sweet and sour pumpkin dish that gets all of your… Read More ›

Tempeh “Chicken” Salad With Autumn Fruit And Nuts

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Neither was needed for this delicious Autumn tempeh salad featuring sweet apples, juicy grapes, and crunchy nuts.

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